The Young Nordic music festival puts on a concert of electroacoustic music featuring fixed media and live electronics.
Aleksandra Slyz’ Synesthesia combines projection, live electronics, dance and motion controllers. The dancer’s bodies become instruments, and arm position, movement speed, rotation and muscle tension become sound.
the human a subject is is an audiovisual composition based Kobo Abe’s Woman in the Dunes, acting as an experiment in an upcoming larger-scale intermedial work by composer Olga Szymula.
Lara Poe’s La Rivière et la forêt, in turn, has its roots in the composer’s time in the French village of Aulus-les-Bains, where the Garbet river is a prominent feature in the village’s soundscape. Nature sounds from the river’s ecosystem are combined with sounds from the village itself, creating a sounding portrait of the Occitan commune.
First held in 1946, UNM is one of the oldest festivals for new music in the North. Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Finland act as alternating hosts. Separate juries in each country selects the young composers. Among the music of these emerging talents the program includes mentoring guest composers Mark Andre, Veli-Matti Puumala, Martin Q Larsson, Antti Auvinen and Matthew Whittall.
The current board chairpersons are composers Dante Thelestam and Lauri Supponen.
This year's composer representatives from Finland are:
Tytti Arola, Thinking sounds
Tuomas Kettunen, fall, into the ocean
Leo Lehtinen, Buddies
Teemu Mastovaara, Mit inniger Empfindung
OON: Johanna Tarkkanen ja Sarah Palu, Metsänkellot
Lara Poe, La Rivière et la forêt
Leevi Räsänen, Ajassa